Fortune Magazine has named Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.
She was ranked at number 33. Here is what the publication said about her:
A magna cum laude Harvard grad who holds a Ph.D. from MIT, Okonjo-Iweala has helped usher in a GDP-trebling decade of Nigerian prosperity. “She is a fearless promoter of sound economic policies,” says Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. No wonder Nigeria’s two-term finance minister—and first woman in the role— has been considered a top contender to run the World Bank one day.
Others on the list including Taylor Swift, Pope Francis, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Mark Zuckerburg, and more.